In England’s top game classes the ball is resting this weekend, but the FA Cup is on the agenda. In Round 3 there are some interesting encounters, including the duel between Bristol City and Fleetwood Town. Certainly, these are not necessarily teams that are written daily, but there are familiar faces on both sides.
The hosts of Bristol City were only able to make headlines recently, as Jens Hegeler from Hertha BSC Berlin could be obligated. In addition, Milan Djuric, who was transferred by AC Cesena for € 1.80 million, was strengthened. In the league, on the other hand, they write negative headlines – the last six Ligapiele were all lost. On the last ten days, Bristol City won only three points and conceded nine defeats! Despite this persistent thirst, the team is still on top of the line and even has a three point lead over the first descent. Their most successful player this season is Tammy Abraham – the 19-year-old Englishman is lent out of Chelsea London and has already scored 16 goals in the current season and is unquestionably one of the glimmers. At the beginning of the season the team was able to score regularly at home, but in the end, the Ashton Gate Stadium did not score any more. In the last five home games there were four defeats. Despite the weakness, Fleetwood Town are the favorites, but coach Lee Johnson will probably focus on the league and will certainly make minor changes in the line-up.
The guests from Fleetwood Town play in the 3rd league of England and are there on a good 6th table place and have thus quite good chances to rise above the playoffs in the championship. Coach for the guests is Uwe Rösler, who had previously also trained Leeds United, Wigan Athletic and FC Brentford. The guests were able to play a series in the league last night and remain undefeated for eight games in a row, recording five wins and three draws. Striking: In the last three league games, Fleetwood Town was without a goal. In these eight games, they were able to keep the zero in four games and collected an average of 0.63 goals per game. In the FA Cup they were able to reach the next round in the first two rounds, respectively, by way of a decision game. In both rounds there was always a 0-0 draw. Certainly Rösler has two strong offensive players in his squad with David Ball or Ashley Hunter, but the strength of the team is mainly their compactness.